Gifted and talented club draws young minds


Illustrated by Alyssa Venzor

Gifted and Talented club starts up again.

Alyssa Venzor, Editor in Chief

Surrounded by gifted and talented minds one can feel the intelligence in the room, it stimulates young minds, keeps students learning, and people who share the same interest are all part of this organization. The Gifted and Talented (GT) club offers this and more. 

“The GT club is a space for GT students to network with each other, to use the resources we have specifically for them, to establish leadership skills and use that in their own classrooms,” co-sponsor Renee Trejo said.

The organization’s sponsor has been working with GT students for a long time.

“I’ve been the GT coordinator for many years,” sponsor Michelle Merritt said.

The goal is to learn as much as possible while in a comfortable setting.

“I expect to further my skills in a way and I want to be able to learn new things and see what the program has to offer,” junior Zugeith Soto-Hernandez said.

Working together is better than working alone.

“(GT students should join) so they can collaborate with other GT students,” Merritt said. 

Activities range from in-to-out-of-classroom settings.

“One of the things we are trying to do is community involvement, for instance they want to do donations having to do with animals, maybe the migrants we have around our border and in Fort Bliss then we can definitely do something with that,” Trejo said. 

Students meet often.

“We meet on Wednesdays in W114 after school,” Merritt said.

The relationships built are based on friendship rather than leader and follower.

“We’re not going to have officers, it’s more of a fellowship,” Merritt said. 

The GT club is a safe and supportive environment.

“We’re just here as mediators so whatever they (GT students) want we’re here to support them, it’s open for them to come join, hangout, have fun, challenge each other and use resources (we offer here),” Trejo said.